So much in life is about preventing unwanted occurrences from happening. You put your child in a safe car seat to prevent severe injury in a car accident. You put sunscreen on your skin to prevent sunburn and skin cancer. You floss and brush your teeth to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
There are many things we never thought we would have to deal with in this lifetime, and then 2020 happened. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its side, creating panic and difficulties for most Americans. Regardless of how you feel about wearing a mask, you have most likely had to wear one this year. While mask-wearing may be required in many places, it is essential that you understand how wearing a mask can contribute to unwanted and severe oral health issues.
Do you have an imperfection in your smile that you wish you could change? Do you think that repairing your smile would cost too much money and that only the “rich and famous” get to have a perfect smile? Well, at Peninsula Dentistry, we are here to let you in on some good news: You can achieve the smile you want!
Most dentists will recommend that patients chose an alcohol-free mouthwash option. Alcohol is a very powerful substance, and it can threaten your oral health. Yet, many people still opt to use mouthwash on occasion – especially following an odorous Italian meal full of garlic and onions! Mouthwash can definitely help freshen breath, and it is also a great way to flush out bacteria inside the mouth to prevent cavities and decay.
As a parent, you have more responsibilities for your children than you probably knew that you signed up for. It is so fun to find out the gender of your baby, plan a nursery, and choose a name – but the list of responsibilities adds up throughout the years of parenthood. Dental care is one area that most parents never think about before their child is born. Most parents don’t even think about it under their children begin to lose their first baby teeth. However, dental care should start early to promote optimal oral health for life.
Dentist offices are beginning to reopen after the Nationwide quarantine, yet the services that many practices can offer are limited. This can be frustrating to people who are most likely to choose springtime as the time each year to have their teeth professionally whitened. Spring is the time when people are starting to get excited about getting out and about. The weather has warmed up, weddings and gatherings are planned, and the atmosphere of our Nation is one of eager anticipation. Yet, many things are still not allowed right now. However, that does not mean that people lose the desire to do something for themselves.
The COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the world has truly turned American’s businesses upside down. Shutting down normal operations in order to slow the spread of Coronavirus has caused a national emergency. The development of COVID-19 has led the American Dental Association (ADA) to issue a recommendation that all dental practices nationwide reduce their practice operations to procedures that the ADA categorizes as either “emergency” or “essential.”
Billions of people consume sugary or sweetened beverages every day throughout the world. Sweetened beverages have become so popular here in America that vending machines and “super-sized” drinks are available on almost every corner in cities throughout the United States. The truth is, while these beverages are tasty, they are not healthy – especially for your teeth.
However, the team at Peninsula Dentistry understands that most people do not floss at all, and some people do not even brush their teeth twice every day. While there is no substitute for proper oral hygiene, one way that you can help protect your oral health is by adding mouthwash to your daily oral care routine.